Sonipat (Haryana), Aug 2 : The Jindal Global University has broken all the records as it has been awarded as with “Institution of Eminence” status by the University Grants Commission thus giving them full autonomy.
The O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) welcomed the “historic recognition”.
Recently, JGU became the youngest and the only new Indian university to break into top 1000 in the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2020.
In July, JGU was ranked by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in the global top 150 among all universities under 50 years of age, becoming one of the three Indian institutions in the list along with the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati and Anna University.
The Haryana-based varsity, which has eight inter-disciplinary Schools, had submitted, as part of its application, a detailed 15-year ambitious vision plan, spanning academic matters, faculty recruitment, admissions, research, and collaborations, along with detailed implementation plans.
Welcoming the milestone, JGU’s Founding Chancellor and benefactor, Naveen Jindal said that the varsity, set up in memory of his father O.P. Jindal who believed in education, entrepreneurship, philanthropy and nation-building, had a vision “to produce outstanding leaders who will make a true difference to the communities in which they live”.
He congratulated all the varsity family for the recognition in less than ten years since its inception, and assured all efforts to provide the institution with resources, academic freedom and autonomy and “an enabling environment for it to flourish further”.